University of California, Berkeley - Clinical Teaching Fellow, Samuelson Law, Technology & Public Policy Clinic

14 Feb 2017 2:13 PM | Laura McNally-Levine (Administrator)

The Samuelson Law, Technology & Public Policy Clinic (Samuelson Clinic) offers a full-time teaching position for an approximate one-year term with the possibility of renewal. The purpose of the position is to provide an opportunity for a Clinical Teaching Fellow to gain experience teaching and supervising law students in a clinical setting while providing legal representation—potentially including amicus or other litigation work, policy work, and counseling—to a wide range of public interest clients in law and technology.

The Samuelson Clinic at Berkeley Law is the nation’s flagship clinic in the high technology, privacy, and intellectual property fields, and is an integral component of both the Law School’s Center for Law and Technology and Clinical Program In training future lawyers and policy-makers, the Clinic plays an important role defining and shaping technology policy within California, the United States, and internationally.

The SLTPPC offers this post-graduate position to provide a recent law school graduate the opportunity to develop as an effective advocate and teacher while working with the Clinic to help train the next generation of influential attorneys, judges, and community leaders specializing in technology law and policy

The position is anticipated to begin no later than July 1, 2017 but an earlier start date may be possible. It will continue until June 30, 2018, with the possibility of renewal for an additional year. Salary: $63,477 – $71,818 (100% time position).

The Samuelson Clinical Fellow will work under the supervision of Clinic faculty on a variety of projects that will include the following:

Clinical Supervision (90% time):

  • Intensive supervision of clinical students and their caseloads;
  • Teaching and curriculum development for the Samuelson Clinic seminar classes;
  • Participation in on-going advocacy efforts with state and federal legislatures, courts, and agencies; and
  • Primary responsibility for docket management during the summer months.

Administrative Duties (5%):

  • Organizing programmatic events, such as conferences, workshops, and speaker series;
  • Speaking at public events and with the press.

Other Duties as Assigned (5%)

Minimum Qualifications Required (at time of application):

  • Candidate must hold a JD degree or equivalent degree;
  • Admission to practice law in at least one state (California Bar not required, but must be willing to apply for admission)

Additional Qualifications (by start date):

  • Substantive knowledge and experience in at least one relevant area, such as intellectual property, privacy, consumer protection, competition, and/or First Amendment law;
  • Demonstrated research and writing skills, organizational and planning skills; and
  • Strong interest in teaching and in public service in the area of technology law and policy.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Proven commitment to public service in the area of technology law and policy;
  • Substantive knowledge and experience in additional relevant areas such as intellectual property, privacy, consumer protection, competition, and/or First Amendment law; and 
  • Some teaching experience.
  • California Bar membership

Application Procedure: Please visit the following link to apply: Applications must include in pdf format a cover letter; a CV and a legal advocacy writing sample (such as a brief, motion or equivalent).

Applicants must also provide in AP Recruit the names and contact information for three (3) references. This position is open until filled.

Letters of reference and copies of scholarly transcripts may be requested of top candidates. All letters will be treated as confidential per University of California policy and California state law. Please refer potential referees, including when letters are provided via a dossier service or career center, to the UC Berkeley statement of confidentiality prior to submitting their letters.

For more information about the Samuelson Law, Technology & Public Policy Clinic visit our website at

The University offers excellent health and retirement benefits which can be viewed online at

If you have questions about the position, please contact

Berkeley Law is interested in candidates who will contribute to diversity and equal opportunity in higher education through their teaching or research. Qualified women and members of underrepresented groups are strongly encouraged to apply.

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, age or protected veteran status. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy see:


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